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Golden Retriever

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Golden Retriever
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Appearance
20-24" (51-61 cm) 55-75 lb (25-34 kg) Straight or wavy, firm, dense water-resistant outercoat. Good undercoat. Neck ruff. Various shades of gold and cream.
CH Makani’s My Heart Will Go On, OD. Am/Can CH RUSH HILL’S HAAGEN DAZS, AM CDX, WCX x CH MAKANI’S FULL OF MALAR KEY, OD. Dam of 9 Can. CH. “WIN” has stamped her excellence on a 30 yr+ breeding program. Bred/Owned by Betsey Ryan, Makani Meadows Reg’d
History

In the mid 1800s, the English preferred black Retrievers, but Sir Dudley Majoribanks (Lord Tweedmouth) decided to develop a golden coloured wavy-coated version. He purchased a yellow Flat Coated Retriever and bred it to the Tweed Water Spaniel, a now-extinct, curly coated light-coloured breed. The resulting dogs were then crossed to other light-coloured breeds such as Yellow Labradors, Red Setters and other Wavy-Coated Retrievers. In time, the “Golden Flat Coat” type was established, and in 1920 renamed the Golden Retriever. The breed came to North America in the 1920s and immediately gained a following. Golden Retrievers are one of the world’s most popular breeds, and frequently used as service dogs because of their kind intelligent personalities.

Personality

Known worldwide for his easy-going nature, the Golden Retriever is said to be born wanting to please. He is an intelligent dog and one of the easiest to train. Energetic, but not excitable, the Golden enjoys a good run and some games. He is wonderful with children of all ages, and pets of all sizes.

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Golden Retriever Breeders

Breeder Spotlight: Blackpool Perm. Reg’d
Ontario

Blackpool Perm. Reg’d, Darryl Tuominen. We breed for temperament, health, and longevity. We clear parents for hips, elbows, eyes, heart, DNA test all our dogs for PRA 1 and 2, plus PRDC PRA, skin disorder Ichthyosis DM.  Our home raised puppies to come with a three-year guarantee and 6 weeks of pet insurance plus lifetime support. Our Callie was number one Golden in Ontario. We offer champion and Grand Champion stud service. Visit our site for more information. www.blackpoolkennels.com

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Breeder Spotlight: Regalgoldens Reg’d
Ontario

Regalgoldens Reg’d. British Style Goldens Championship lines imported from overseas. Litters are carefully planned to produce quality puppies – health, temperament, structure & longevity. CKC Reg’d. (647) 519-2888; info@regalgoldens.com; www.regalgoldens.com

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Breeder Spotlight: Makani Meadows Reg’d
Ontario

Makani Meadows Reg’d, Betsey Ryan. Breeding Goldens with a purpose for show and obedience but above all loving family companions. Thirty-five minutes north of Pearson Airport. Orangeville area. (519) 941-3170; makanimeadows@bell.net

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Golden Asset Reg’d
Ontario

Golden Asset Reg’d, Mary Greenwood. Yes, Experience does make a difference! Celebrating over 20 years. We have been caring for and breeding quality English Golden Retrievers since 1996. We are located just west of Alliston, ON. All of our dogs conform to CKC breed standard, and have had their clearances on their hips, elbows, heart and eyes are done yearly. Our pups are breed for temperament, conformation but mostly health. Each pup comes with CKC registration, Guaranteed, Shots, Vet Checked, and lots more. Show and pet puppies available occasionally. Let us help you find your next furry friend. Everett ON. (705) 440-7644; mjg@goldenassetkennels.ca; www.goldenassetkennels.ca

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Tibsen Reg’d
Ontario

Tibsen Reg’d, Lise & Tim Nesbitt. Tibsen kennels is a home based kennel situated south of North Bay. Our goal is to breed well socialized, healthy, beautiful English-type Golden Retrievers. Puppies are the result of a carefully planned breeding program focusing on health, temperament and soundness. All breeding stock have health clearances. We offer written guarantee, 6 weeks of pet insurance and lifetime support. Our dogs and puppies live in our home and are part of our everyday lives. Callander, ON P0H 1H0. (705) 752-1926; tibsenkennels@hotmail.com; www.tibsengoldens.com

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Wimberway Kennels & Farm Perm Reg’d
Ontario

Wimberway Reg’d. Ivan Paul. Puppies occasionally. Adults have hip, elbow, and eye clearances. sandy@wimberway.com; www.wimberway.com/golden.html

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Bonnieview Kennels Reg’d
Ontario

Bonnieview Kennel Reg’d, Lorraine Bain. Blonde, bright and beautiful. Bred and socialized for great family temperament and longevity. Also breeder of Havanese, Goldendoodles and Aussiedoodles. See website for available puppies. Mount Forest, ON. (519) 323-6071; dlbain@bonnieviewkennels.ca; www.bonnieviewkennels.ca

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Goldenbreez Reg’d
Ontario

Goldenbreez Reg’d, Patricia Parkinson. Home-raised, healthy, happy, well socialized, quality pups with exceptionally sweet, quiet temperaments. Selected for temperament, soundness and intelligence. Pups sold with health and temperament written guarantees. Parents cleared, many generations of certifications. Several offspring with agility, obedience and conformation titles. Breeding for 27 years. After purchase support. Naturally reared, some raw. Palmerston, ON. Home (519) 343-3013; Fax (519) 343-4482; pat@goldenbreezkennels.com; www.goldenbreezkennels.com

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